` EPS Training Associates

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EPS = Enthusiasm (with) Perseverance (equals) Success

Email us at: EPS Training Assoc.

Updated Feb 2 2020.
  • Club Information

    EXECUTIVE:

    Chairman: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.
    Vice Chairman: Ann McFadden, Sunderland,Ont.
    Sec'y- Treasurer: Ivan Paul, RR 4, Powassan, Ont.,P0H 1Z0.

  • Symnpathy is extended to the family and friends on the recent passing of Marnie Wallace, South River,
    long time member and Treasurer of EPS, and breeder of Bearded Collies and Siberian Huskies.

  • EPS Training Associates is a non-profit training and performance event club,
    devoted to dog training in a wide variety of fields
    and offering CKC approved events.

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    Water mark at a WC tests.

    COMING EVENTS IN 2020


  • We are still working on setting up a barn hunt information/training session this year
    but are having trouble getting a clear date when everyone can come!
    Also considering running a CGN test if there is enough interest.

    (All upcoming events/judges pending CKC approvals)

    June 6-7
    2 Tracking tests and 4 rally trials.
    Sarurday: Tracking test, priority to TD & TDX entries. Judge: Jane Book, Smithville, Ont.
    2 Rally trials in the afternoon, limited to 5 hours judging. Judge: Darwin Boles.Kemptville, ON.
    Sunday: Urban Tracking Test. Judge: Orrin Eldred, Mch, USA.
    2 rally trials in the afternoon. Limit of 5 hours judging. Judge: Michelle Armitage, Ottawa. ON.

    Sept 26-27
    2 Tracking Tests, 4 rally trials.
    Saturday: Tracking Test - priority to TD/TDX. Judge pending.
    Afternoon: 2 rally trials, limit of 5 hours judging. Judge: Marie Johanne Cloutier, Montreal, PQ.
    Sunday: Tracking Test - UTD/UTDX. Judge pending.
    Afternoon: 2 rally trials, limit of 5 hours judging. Judge: Susan des Cotes, Orangeville, ON.

    Training
    Tracking to be starting when weather/ground permits - both Urban and field work. Limited number of peeople.....
    Rally sessions for people who have already done basic obedience work...starting in April or May
    weather and ground permitting....limited class size.
    Into to earth dog sessions ....limited to dogs that can go through a 9" tunnel.
    Recommendation: contact us by email if you are interersted as class sizes are all limited.

  • General Information for all

    EPS OFFICIAL PREMIUM LISTS

    All events held under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
  • CKC Office: 400 - 200 Ronson Ave., Toronto, M9W 5Z9. 416-675-5511. email: information@ckc.ca
  • CKC Executive Director: Lance Novak, CKC Head office.
  • Northern Ontario Director: Richard Paquette, Azilda, Ont.
  • N.Ont Tracking Rep: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.
  • N.Ont. HT Rep: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.,
  • N.Ont. WC rep: Sandy Briggs, Powassan, Ont.
  • N Ont. Obed/Rally rep: Ben Owocki, Cookstown, ON.

  • HQ for all events hosted by EPS Training Assoc is
    Wimberway Kennels & Farm, 808 Memorial Park Dr., RR 4, Powassan, Ontario, P0H1Z0.

    Results from 2019 events


    TRACKING TESTS, Sept 28-29
    Judge: Laura McKay, Guelph, ON.
    Saturday passes:
    UTDX: Enchanting Pye Von Foxfield, German Shepherd, Suzanne Rossignol

    Sunday passes:
    UTD: Wimberway's Lively Rockford CDX RE TDX, Labrador, Carol Fletcher.
    UTD: Ambertrail's Lotus TDX, Golden Retriever, Suzanne Rossignol.

    RALLY TRIALS, SEPT 28-29.
    Trials 1 & 2, Saturday. Judge: Sheena McKeegan.
    Novice A:
    Perfections Grandview Tobiah, German Shepherd . - & 95.

    Novice B.
    Xena, mixed breed, Joanne Groulx. --- & 94.

    Advanced B.
    Eden's Spitfire RN, Golden Retriever, Jamie Veraldi. 98 & 97.
    Ch Wimberway's Bdr Queen Boudicea CD RE, Border Terrier,Lyne & Ian Trott. 92 & 95

    Excellent B
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 100, & 98

    Master
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 97, & 86.

    Trials 3 & 4 , Sunday, Judge: Guy Touchette.
    Novice B
    Xena, mixed breed, Joanne Groulx, 86.

    Intermediate
    Ajtop Wimberway Ben RN, Labrador Retriever, Sandy Briggs, 90 & 86

    Advanced B
    Eden's Spitfire RN, Golden Retriever, Jamie Veraldi. 89 & 92.
    Ch Wimberway's Bdr Queen Boudicea CD RE, Border Terrier,Lyne & Ian Trott. 88 & 93
    Ch Traymar Terrydale HK Dance With Me, TD, RE, Airedale, Sheena McKeegan. 91

    Excellent B.
    GCh, TCh, AgMCh, MOTCh Redpinbe's One For the Books, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald, Shweryl & Yvon Touchette, 86
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 96, & 89.
    Ch Traymar Terrydale HK Dance With Me, TD, RE, Airedale, Sheena McKeegan. 91

    Master
    GCh, TCh, AgMCh, MOTCh Redpinbe's One For the Books, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald, Shweryl & Yvon Touchette, 85
    GCh Redpine's Stormin Blue Streak, Sheltie, Dawn MacDonald & Roseanne MacQuarrie. 87.5 & 95.

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    MEMBERS

  • Members are involved in a wide variety of dog related activities. They are willing to share their information, and help anyone who wants to get started in the same field.

  • Several members visit regularly with THERAPY DOGS in Seniors and Nursing homes, as well as visiting youth groups.

  • Members are involved in Tracking, Earthdog trials, Retriever field tests, and Rally and Obedience trials, as well as competing in conformation events.

  • In the future barn hunts and scent detection training/trials may be possible.

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  • Highlights

  • The club was formed in 1987, and although the membership has remained small, members keep in touch by email and phone.

  • EPS ran its first licensed obedience trials soon afterwards, and in 2002 increased the trials to 6 obedience trials - 2 in June and 4 in September.In 2005, they ran 5 trials in September.

  • EPS is currently the only club in the Near North that is running Working Certificate Tests, and Hunt tests, for Retrievers. Most years tests have been run in early June and again late in August. In 2006, several mid-week tests were run, but due to poor entries, the mid week trials haven't been done since.

  • In 2000, for the first time in the area, a Field trial Conformation show was held by a retriever club in conjunction with a trial. Standard Poodles, being eligible for the WC tests, were also able to compete in the show and the trials. With the inclusio of several other breeds being eligible for WC tests, a FT conformation show is not practicval an an all breed judge is required for a pssible dozen dog entry.

  • In 2004, the club ran its first licensed Tracking Test, and had 8 entries in the TD level, and 2 in the TDX level.
    In both 2005 and 2006, and most trials since, the Tracking test. entries filled the day the entries opened.
    When Urban tests were approved, the club started running Urban tests as well, and now run tests Spring and Fall each year.

  • We have a page for dogs owned in the area that have earned tracking titles can be accessed from the main Wimberway index or N.Ont Tracking dogs.

  • Members have earned many titles at the club's trials, and at other trials and events in Ontario.

  • The club did offer agility training for several years, and both AAC and CKC AQgility trials. When when interest dropped (along with entries), the club stopped running trials or offering training, although several experienced members still compete in same.

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